Caernarfon Airport

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Caernarfon Airport
Caernarfon Airport ATC
Airport typePublic
OperatorAir Caernarfon Ltd.
LocationCaernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
Elevation AMSL14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates53°06′06″N 004°20′15″W / 53.10167°N 4.33750°W / 53.10167; -4.33750Coordinates: 53°06′06″N 004°20′15″W / 53.10167°N 4.33750°W / 53.10167; -4.33750 Edit this at Wikidata
EGCK is located in Gwynedd
Location in Gwynedd
Direction Length Surface
m ft
1,080 3,543 Asphalt
07/25 932 3,058 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Caernarfon Airport (Welsh: Maes Awyr Caernarfon) (ICAO: EGCK), formerly RAF Llandwrog, is located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southwest of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.


Caernarfon Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P866) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Air Caernarfon Limited). The aerodrome is not licensed for night use.[2] The airport has a licensed runway: 07/25, an unlicensed one: 02/20 and a disused runway which formed a triangle layout commonly used during the Second World War

The airport is mainly used by small fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and microlights. Several companies are based at the airport that offer flight training. North Wales Flight Academy offers fixed wing training for the issue of a PPL (A) and other fixed wing qualifications. Microlight traffic forms a considerable part of the local aerodrome traffic and flight training is provided by The Microlight School. Helicopter training is also undertaken at the airport by Geo Helicopters. It is also possible to have pleasure flights and charters from the airport. There is also a helicopter simulator located inside the Airworld Aviation Museum.

The airport is also home to one of the three Wales Air Ambulance helicopters.


During the 2000s, the airport underwent significant re-development and expansion. At the aerodrome there is a large café, a maintenance and storage hangar, and a visitor centre and shop which are part of the Aviation Museum at the site.


In 2013, the UK government handed out the contract to manage search and rescue for the next ten years to Bristow Helicopters, using two Sikorsky S92 helicopter.[3] Since 1 July 2015, search and rescue operations have commenced at Caernarfon Airport.

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